a person with special knowledge in some field, esp. in the fine arts
Origin of cognoscenteIt, origin, originally present participle of conoscere, to know ; from Classical Latin cognoscere: see cognition
A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.
Origin of cognoscenteObsolete Italian, from Latin cogn&omacron;sc&emacron;ns, cogn&omacron;scent-, present participle of cogn&omacron;scere, to know; see cognition.